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2nd Demand Response & Ancillary Services

Date: 6th November 2013 - 8th November 2013 Location: Austin - Texas - USA

Providing Ancillary Services With Demand Response

Demand Response is considered to be one of the smart grid’s emerging killer applications for utilities, grid operators, and power generators. But it can do more than help meet peak load. It can help provide ancillary services such as contingency reserves and regulation and load following.

We are on the verge of a new opportunity to help meet this nation’s power supply needs in the 21st century. With interest in the integration of significant amounts of renewable energy, wide-spread deployment of plug-in electric vehicles, and more efficient use of our existing transmission and generation infrastructure, demand response is poised to complement these initiatives, having a central role in shaping the way the grid is managed and energy consumed.

Demand response can act as an ancillary service that responds just as quickly as an ancillary power plant would, in under a second or within minutes, depending on the type of ancillary service required. These conditions afford practitioners an opportunity to tap into an additional payment stream for their participation ancillary services.

Organized electricity and ancillary services markets are supporting resources for ancillary services, and the set of rules and requirements for participation are unique to each market. This conference will cover the opportunities that exist in the ancillary service markets and identify challenges to market participation for a demand response resource.

Incorporating extensive evaluation feedback from the previous event, this conference program has been updated to provide you with the latest, most up-to-date information driving the Demand Response and Ancillary Services today. This event will examine the global smart building managed services market trends, along with opportunities and challenges for Demand Response. Also, special sessions will be included on the exciting new role Transactive Energy will play in smart grid modernization.


6th November 2013
8th November 2013
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States

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  • Implementation of competitive ancillary service markets to supply services and establish revenue streams.
  • Exploring the key growth areas and services for the future of demand response.
  • Ancillary services beyond peak event load shedding.
  • New markets and monetization strategies for energy storage, demand response, and other grid services.
  • Status and Outlook for Regulatory Initiatives Affecting Ancillary Services Markets.
  • Participation Criteria and Future ‘Pay-for-Performance’ Metrics in the Demand Response Market.
  • Curtailment strategies for ancillary services.
  • Outlook for energy storage participation in Ancillary Services markets.
  • Integrated Demand Management Strategies to Meet Grid Reliability Needs.
  • Mapping, optimizing, and supporting virtual power plants in a Demand Response program.
  • Beyond Demand Response: The emergence of demand-side management.
  • Track, measure, and verify performance of enabling technologies including advanced metering and the associated communications infrastructure.
  • Current pilots involving residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
  • The new role of Transactive Energy in grid modernization and shaping the Smart Grid.
  • Capitalizing on Demand Response for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS): Applying Demand Response to building and facilities energy management.
  • Current pilots involving residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Power industry personnel who need a better understanding of ancillary services. Portfolio managers and traders responsible for formulating bidding strategies for ancillary services. Power plant and systems operations engineers who would like to understand the impact of ancillary services on their plant profitability. Demand response and aggregation services.

  • Utilities and power generators
  • Energy management service providers
  • Systems, software and IT vendors
  • Smart grid technology and software developers
  • System integrators and consultants
  • Commercial and industrial end users
  • Regulators and public policy makers
  • Grid operators
  • Investors and financial community
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Usability professionals
  • Emerging load technologies
  • Contact center management professionals
  • Corporate communication professionals
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Strategic planning and performance management professionals
  • Manufacturing and vending of DSM products
  • Regulation
  • Marketing
  • Demand response research
  • Program design
  • Customer service, customer care and customer programs


Siemens Microgrids

Siemens Microgrid is transforming energy delivery with innovation- stacked with proven performance.  Planning for distributed energy projects can be complex and requires a vendor with the know-how and commitment throughout the entire planning, implementation and performance management process.   Whether you are a Utility or stakeholder on the grid,  let our Microgrid professionals demonstrate how the Siemens Smart Grid portfolio is the most comprehensive in the industry and designed to deliver results.  We also provide a range of financing structures to ensure you have the financial support necessary to drive your project to completion.   As a world leader in energy generation, transmission & distribution solutions Siemens is uniquely positioned to deliver and maintain successful,  long-term microgrid projects.

Website: www.siemens.com


Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global leader in monitoring, automation, and control technologies for a wide variety of industries, including power generation and demand side management. With 75 years of HVAC control expertise and over 300k demand response thermostats sold to date, Emerson Climate Technologies is uniquely positioned to deliver the quality and reliability that’s required for a successful DSM program. We offer a broad range of technology including: a ZigBee Smart Energy thermostat with robust in-home-display capabilities, a Wi-Fi thermostat that doesn’t require a professional installer, and a water heater switch that can be installed in 15 minutes (without requiring a building permit or licensed electrician).

Website: www.emersonclimate.com/utility


AB Research

ABI Research, established in 1990, is a market intelligence company specializing in global technology markets. Our unique blend of quantitative forecasting and trend analysis helps us to quantify the important markets of today, define the strategic technologies of tomorrow, and provide insight on how technology is adopted into vertical markets.

Our clients rely on our services to uncover key market metrics and trends that are compiled through a combination of hundreds of comprehensive stakeholder interviews per year, technical intelligence from teardowns, years of collective market experience, vendor contributed data and end user research.

Website: www.abiresearch.com



Electricity Policy

ElectricityPolicy.com is two publications in one – ElectricityPolicy.com, a full-featured online journal with news and in-depth articles, all of it keyword searchable and retrievable, and Electricity Daily, an incisive, time-saving news briefing, delivered to subscriber email in-boxes each weekday.

Website: www.electricitypolicy.com


Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, through a unique blend of research, market intelligence and effective communication services gives clients its clients the edge they need to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. Mercom is a thought leader and highly respected for its in-depth knowledge in cleantech and healthcare information technology marketplaces.

Mercom’s research consulting division provides market intelligence, industry reports and consulting services for companies in cleantech and healthcare IT industries. We provide companies the tools and support they need to make sound decisions, stay ahead of the market and penetrate new markets. Mercom’s market intelligence is followed by top solar, smart grid, wind and healthcare IT companies and organizations globally.

Website: www.mercomcapital.com


Navigant Research

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Emerging technology markets are inherently rife with uncertainty and risk. Navigant Research provides its clients with market intelligence designed to clarify investment and expansion opportunities for industry participants. Applications for the group’s research and analysis include: Market sizing and forecasting; market segmentation by geography, technology, customer type, end-user market, etc.; analyzing the structure of emerging value chains; insights on the timing of key market and technology transitions; competitive intelligence; assessing market demand for new products and assisting with go-to-market strategies; providing inputs for business planning, budgeting, and forecasting; and benchmarking companies within the competitive environment

Website: www.navigantresearch.com


OpenADR Alliance

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.

The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.

Website: www.openadr.org


Public Utilities Reports

Public Utilities Reports, Inc. (PUR) has been the leading provider of information and analysis to the electric, natural gas, water and telecommunications industries for more than 85 years. As our products evolve and we take advantage of the new technologies available, we continue to be an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Our flagship publication, Public Utilities Fortnightly, provides unequaled industry perspective. Published monthly, it is a must-read for management at utility and energy companies, consulting firms, as well as those in the legal and financial communities with a focus in this market.

Website: www.fortnightly.com


Smart Grid News

SmartGridNews.com is the sector’s oldest, largest and highest-ranked site. Visit for up-to-the-minute analysis of smart grid trendssmart grid technologies, and smart grid companies. Sign up for our free email newsletter or follow SGN on Twitter.

Website: smartgridnews.com


Zpryme Research & Consulting

Proudly based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based advisory firm with services performed in two vital areas – business and consumer insights. With the forward-thinking direction of our associates we produce influential studies, reports, and advisory services that assist our clients in making strategic decisions.

By combining years of on the ground, relevant experience with superior quality custom research our practices such as Smart Grid, Consumer, China and Electric Vehicle Insights help clients maximize ROI. From BBC in the UK to China Confidential in Asia’s largest economy, major publishers reach out to Zpryme for the latest in business and consumer insights from around the globe.

Website: www.zpryme.com

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